He was dead before the age of 34, but La Farge managed to make a vital and unique contribution to the early-'60s folk revival.
"`Ira Hayes´ And Other Ballads" is a perfect companion to all of the early 60s Greenwich Village folk you’re hearing these days, thanks to the film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
Peter La Farge was an unusual character even by the standards of that scene, and this, his only Columbia album, features numerous folk classics as well as the first recording of his monumental composition “Ira Hayes,” later brilliantly covered by Johnny Cash.
|Head Hammer Man||3:08|
|I Gave My Love A Cherry||3:38|
|John Brown's Body||4:18|
|True Love Is A Blessing||1:27|
|St. James Infirmary||4:50|
Peter La Farge– "Ira Hayes" And Other Ballads (1962)
(320 kbps, cover art included)